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July 11, 2020

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Local Scene: City offering business grants, social media challenge underway

City offering business grants Businesses operating within the city limits of Gilroy may qualify for a one-time business relief...

Caltrans: No paving of First Street until fall 2020

It all began in the summer of 2018: the First Street Project. The aggravation for businesses, commuters, neighborhoods, pedestrians...
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Council OKs Hecker Pass ‘agri-tourist’ plan

  A divided Gilroy City Council on July 2 narrowly approved an “agri-tourist” commercial development near Hecker Pass Highway (CA 152) and Santa Teresa Boulevard. Four...

Public employee strike averted

GILROY—A public employee union in Gilroy and city officials have reached a tentative agreement to avert a two-day strike the labor group planned for later this month, city officials announced Tuesday.

Schools explore streamed meetings

GILROY—Jaime Rosso believes it’s time to live-stream meetings of the elected officials who make all decisions about Gilroy classrooms, teacher salaries, school construction, bond measures and a whole lot more.

Gilroy public employees union threatens strike

GILROY—After six months of negotiations with the city, a labor union representing about 100 public employees in Gilroy has threatened to strike for two days in November, according to interim City Administrator Ed Tewes.

Haglund leaving post as city administrator

GILROY—After seven years as Gilroy’s city administrator, Tom Haglund will be leaving his post for the Sierras.

Salcido family alleges wrongful death

GILROY—The parents of a 15-year-old girl killed in a car accident on Miller Avenue are planning to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. The family believes that another fatal wreck in the same location three months prior should have moved the city to make safety improvements.

Xeriscape: Homeowners convert lawns for rebates

When Gilroy residents Harry and Laurie Sontag made the decision to replace two-thirds of their lawn with pavers last spring, they were not aware of the lawn-replacement rebate offered by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. They just hoped to conserve water and create a larger space for hosting outdoor parties and watching movies on an outdoor screen.The project updated approximately 400 square feet of lawn and was completed in two weeks.

Barrier breaker: Gilroy’s Party in the Park

Gilroy party-goers rang in the early evening Friday, July 11 at San Ysidro Park to the sound of deejay music, undulating zumba dancers and a cacophony of police sirens.